stroke

Surviving a Stroke: Time Is of the Essence

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC

DILWORTH, Minn. — In just a matter of moments, an ordinary summer day for John Schmitt of Dilworth turned into a nightmare. “I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move my arms — or my right arm, I couldn’t move that,” he said, describing what his family told him about the incident. He and his neighbor Dick Schroeder were chopping and stacking…

American Heart Association Lifeline Stroke Program Saves Lives And Helps Patients

We'll Talk Live With The Heart Association About The Stroke: Lifeline In The 8:00 am Hour Of KVRR Morning News On Monday

FARGO, N.D. — In 2017 the American Heart Association put over 5 million dollars into the North Dakota Stroke System. The funding has helped improve training for thousands of professionals in emergency care, better equip hospitals for higher level assistance for patients, and help create programs for recovery from stroke. “It was a game changer for the patients, we realized…

A Stroke Survivor Wins An Award For His Recovery Progress

"That's not going to happen to someone like me," said stroke survivor Scott Hayden

FARGO, N.D.– A stroke survivor receives an award for the progress he made in his recovery. “That’s not going to happen to someone like me,” said stroke survivor, Scott Hayden. Scott and Kaye Hayden were on a camping trip when Kaye noticed her husband was acting strange. “I saw him walking around holding his head,” said Kaye. “So I leaned…

Essentia Explains Stroke Warning Signs

The hospital uses the acronym "be fast" to help detect a stroke

FARGO, N.D.– Essentia Hospital, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, uses in-house alarms and personal pages to alert doctors as soon as a stroke patient arrives. The hospital uses the acronym “be fast,” which stands for balance, eyes, facial droop, arm weakness, speech, and time. This acronym helps to detect a stroke. An Essentia doctor says the warning signs do not differ…

Stroke Survivor Uses Her Experience to Help Others Through Support Program

Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous

FARGO, N.D. — It’s something hundreds of thousands of people suffer from every year: stroke. One survivor is using her experience to support others going through the same thing. Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous. What she thought was pulled muscle was actually…

Actor Luke Perry Dies After Massive Stroke

Publicist Arnold Robinson said that Perry died Monday after suffering a massive stroke.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A publicist for Luke Perry says the “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” star has died. He was 52. Publicist Arnold Robinson said that Perry died Monday after suffering a massive stroke. Robinson says Perry’s family and friends were with him when he died. Among them were his children, siblings, fiancee and former wife. The actor had…

Sanford Health Helping Survivors of Stroke Move Forward

This is the second year Sanford put on the retreat

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the second year in a row, Sanford Health is reminding stroke survivors it’s possible to recover and move on with their lives. Survivors and their caretakers were all invited to a retreat in West Fargo. Health care experts taught them about different lifestyle tips, rehabilitation and therapy techniques and what their caregivers can do to better…

Lakes Area Heart Walk to be Held May 31st

It's one of many heart walks across the country

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The American Heart Association (AHA) will be hosting its Lakes Area Heart Walk on Thursday, May 31 to raise money to save lives from heart attack and stroke. The event will start at 5 P.M. at Detroit Lakes Pavilion, and survivors will also be sharing their stories. Organizers estimate about 300 people will participate in the walk….

Veteran Honors Memorial Day with Other Members of CrossFit Ice House by Completing Honor Work Out

Michael Murphy was kind of the epitome of an American Hero someone who sacrificed his own life to save his team and his crew

FARGO, N.D. — Whether you are attending a ceremony or spending the weekend at the lake, most people are celebrating Memorial Day in their own way. CrossFit Ice House is not only doing what they do best, but honoring those fallen soldiers through a work out. “This was his workout of choice. He used to call it body armor and…

Love Being Active Outside with Your Pet? Know the Signs of Heat Stroke in Your Furry Friend

Veterinarians are asking pet owners to make sure to keep an eye out for their pets when it comes to the dangers of heat stroke.

  NATIONAL — You know how important it is to drink a lot of water when out being active in the sun and the heat, but don’t forget about your animal companions. Veterinarians are asking pet owners to make sure to keep an eye out for their pets when it comes to the dangers of heat stroke. They say when…